Did I miss the opening credits or something. I always set my VCR several minutes before and after a show just in case and for me this show started with the group rowing at night and through some mist. Through the entire show I felt as if I had missed the first 5 minutes of the show, intros and it felt weird.
John certainly stood out as not having social skills, or being enough off kilter that it seemed everyone felt spook vibes off him resulting in the unanimous vote off. Still he made a very bold move to mutiny JD off. He did show off that JD did not know were north was. As far as JD was concerned, I understand his concept of military discipline and that was needed in 1730 but would it work with all these egos and supposedly alpha types. Still I don't think JD will survive for long. I also think that the loss of the compasses will hurt the crew because there is big difference being a sailor on a modern naval ship vs trying to navigate by the stars. Somehow I find it very unlikely he will be able to do it especially if he tries the stick in the mud routine while on the ship. He needs to take into account the current and the wind shifting the ship.